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Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

1. Naples: Old Town and Veiled Christ Tour

Explore one of the oldest cities in Europe with your guide and cross the heart of the historic center of Naples from Piazza Bellini, where you still find visible portions of Greek walls. Skirt the Conservatory of Naples, with the chance to hear the rehearsals of young Neapolitan musicians. Continue to Via dei Tribunali, the Decumano Maggiore of ancient Neapolis, but also one of the liveliest and richest streets in Naples.  See the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta, with its ancient Romanesque bell tower, and the mysterious church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, an Angevin jewel, and the Duomo, which preserves the miraculous holy blood di San Gennar, beloved patron Saint of the city, will be waiting for you a few steps away. Back to Spaccanapoli, the lower decumanus, you will stroll through the teeming and characteristic Neapolitan shops. Discover the wonderful Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, with its square of the same name that makes the scenery unique. The last stop will be the precious Sansevero Chapel: the vision of the Veiled Christ, together with the story of your guide, will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

2. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples and explore the San Severo Chapel on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the lively Spaccanapoli street and admire highlights, including San Domenico Maggiore. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Naples: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

3. Naples: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Experience the flavors of Naples on a guided street food tour. Follow your guide through the winding streets of the historic center and savor delicious local specialties. Visit a limoncello factory and enjoy a gelato. Meet your guide in Piazza Bellini to start your journey into the flavors of Neapolitan cuisine. Follow your guide down 2 of the main streets of the historical center, telling you the legends and stories of one of the city. Enjoy the taste of pizza a portafoglio and the unique pizza fritta.  Try frittate di pasta and arancini. Stop in Piazza del Gesù before sampling taralli and some delicious babà and sfogliatelle – dishes that originated in Naples. Pass by the Santa Chiara Church - made famous all around the world by Anne Radcliffe in her gothic novel The Italian - piazza Bellini and the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella.  Enjoy the taste of the fresh mozzarella, served in the salumeria - a small shop of typical products, where you will be captured by the smell of the fresh cheese, ham, salami, mortadella and more! Sip a limoncello shot while visiting a limoncello factory and choose to end your tour with a gelato. You will enjoy this tour bite by bite.

Naples: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

4. Naples: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

Visit bustling local squares like the Piazza Dante, Piazza Bellini and Piazza San Gaetano. Starting from the Piazza Dante, set off on your exploration of the City. Experience the atmosphere of Naples' lively city streets and learn about its origins as a Greek city. Stroll along Spaccanapoli Street past the Ancient Market around San Gaetano Square to reach Decumano Superiore. Pass through the Old Door of Porta Alba and hear how the city developed during the Roman era. Learn about the various cultures that have played a role in the city's transition from ancient history into the present.

Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

5. Naples by Night: Food and Wine Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience Naples through its food and restaurant scene on a 4-hour evening walking tour of the historic city center. Sample traditional foods in tiny delis you’d never find on your own. Meet your guide at a pizzeria on Via Port’Alba, site of one of the city gates. Stroll off to sample the city’s rich cuisine at 7 different tasting stops, and enjoy delicious snacks of eggplant parmigiana, zucchini flowers, babà (Neapolitan rum cake) and sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastries). Pass the religious complex and monastery of Santa Chiara, along with beautiful squares like Piazza Bellini and Piazza del Gesù. Stop to try an original Pizza Margherita in the city where it originated. Sample a slice of Neapolitan pizza fritta, and sip on Aglianico wine. Come prepared to feast! Along the way, experience the hustle and bustle of Naples at night outside iconic monuments, such as the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella, Piazza San Gaetano, and the Basilicas of Saint Paul and Saint Lawrence. Stroll the colorful streets of San Gregorio Armeno, see the Royal Palace, and San Carlo Theatre, and much more.

Naples: Half-Day Guided City Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

6. Naples: Half-Day Guided City Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

Embark on a city highlights tour of Naples and discover the most iconic landmarks on a guided half-day tour. After meeting your guide at the Piazza del Plebiscito, Italy's biggest square, start with admiring the Royal Palace and the oldest city bar — the Gran Cafè Gambrinus. Then, reach the historical center via Toledo, one of Naples's main thoroughfares. Visit the area of the Centro Storico that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover its beautiful churches and stroll through its endless iconic streets. Explore the bustling Spanish Quarter and stop by the Pignasecca market. Get a taste of the local cuisine and sample some specialties accompanied by a typical Neapolitan caffè. Make your way to the Piazza del Gesù, one of the most beautiful squares in town, and marvel at the magnificent Baroque church. Next, reach Piazza Bellini from where you can see the Greek walls of Neapolis. Stroll along the ancient streets of Via del Tribunali with the old tower of Pietrasanta and Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for its crib shops. Finally walk through the narrow aisles of Spaccanapoli, the heart of Naples, before finishing the tour at the Duomo of San Gennaro.

Naples: Private Food Tasting Walking Tour

7. Naples: Private Food Tasting Walking Tour

The food tasting walking tour will take you to discover the city of Naples by trying its real local gastronomic excellence. Departing from the meeting point, you will walk in the old and lively street market of Pignasecca, full of flavors and calls from the hawkers and through the well-known Spaccanapoli, where you’ll reach the historic center. Guided by our city trainers, you will have access to the best pizza places, fry places, taverns, confectioneries and bars. You will fall in love with Naples before you know it. Get access to places where food is made and which are usually not accessible to the public. It will be a unique chance for you to walk on by churches and palaces of the historic center, taste genuine food and have a word with chefs and pizza makers, they may even tell you some of their secrets. “Cuoppo” di frittura (a “cone” of fried food), Buffalo mozzarella with Parma ham, Taralli (small bagles) with almonds and black pepper, Parmigiana eggplant, a good glass of typical red wine from Campania, Pizza Margherita, Babà, Sfogliatella and Neapolitan espresso will accompany the most culinary day of your vacation. You will walk along the Decumano Inferiore (lower decumanus), better known as "Spaccanapoli" because it's a long road that literally cuts the city into two parts. You will visit the Church of Gesù Nuovo and will discover fascinating legends and the magic of the mysterious alchemist symbols on its facade, before entering in the Church of St. Clare. You will reach the Square of San Domenico Maggiore and will walk through the Christmas Alley with entry in the most ancient workshop where they make the famous Neapolitan crib to discover an art old as modern, between the historical personages of the ancient Neapolitan crib and newer ones like Michael Jackson, Pope Francesco or Lady Gaga.  Through the pedestrian alley of Via d'Alba with its shops selling music instrument, books and restaurants, you will reach Piazza Bellini and will cross Port'Alba, the remnant of one of the city gates in Naples that leads to Piazza Dante, where the tour ends.

From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

8. From Rome: Naples and Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

This tour begins with a pick up in your hotel in Rome. A local and knowledgable guide to Naples will show you all the points of interest, and important and magical places to visit. Your first stops will take you on a walk to Castel Nuovo, also known as Maschio Angioino, the Bourbon King’s Square, and Piazza del Plebiscito. Here you can enjoy the view of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Passing through the Royal Palace of Naples, you will continue on your walk to the impressive Galleria Umberto and the Teatro di San Carlo. Stop at the famous Gambrinus café for a refreshment. Later, stroll along the Via Toledo and visit the interesting Spanish Quarter. The next stop is at Piazza del Gesù, where you can see the church Gesù Nuovo and its futuristic façade. Here you will find the entrance to the old town and the Spaccanapoli, the street that divides Naples. Continue to San Gregorio Armeno with its magic Christmas atmosphere, where you can visit the many craft shops that produce a mixture of Christian and modern nativity figures. On this tour you will also visit Piazza Bellini, now a popular meeting place for the locals and home to many interesting cafes, and pass through the old city gate Port’Alba to reach Piazza Dante. You will also visit the famous Sansevero Chapel or the Museum in Castel Nuovo. At this point in your tour, your expert guide will be happy to recommend a nice place to have lunch and recharge. After walking through Naples, you will be driven to the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through its quintessentially charming streets and admire the great view. Hotel drop off at the end of this tour.

Naples: Underground and City Private Walking Tour

9. Naples: Underground and City Private Walking Tour

Uncover the fascinating history of Naples, where facts and fiction live side by side Approximately three thousand years ago, Greek settlers coming from the island of Rhodes landed in the bay at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Here, on a hill directly overlooking the sea and nearby island, they established a trading post. The new settlement was given the name Parthenope, in honor of the siren who subjected sailors to her seductive song off that island's enchanted shores. After falling in love with one of those sailors, the same cunning Ulysses who knew how to resist her song, she took her own life, hopeless after his rejection. Her body was buried in the bay, which passes down the memory of her voluptuous figure with its sinuous outline. Historical fact and myth merge in the stories about the birth of one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in Italy. From history, we know that in the mid-fifth century BC, during the struggles for supremacy between the Greeks and Etruscans on the Tyrrhenian coast, the inhabitants of the Greek city Cuma founded a bigger and more solid city downstream of Parthenope and called it Nea Polis, or "new city". Never has a name been more appropriate for a city where ancient and modern live together daily in an eternal present. It was Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Norman, French, and Spanish before it was ever Italian, but also a bit Arabic, African and in recent times even American and Asian... the thousand faces of Naples show themselves in every corner of the city, which has preserved the urban layout adopted by its Cuman founders in its ancient center intact. Under the churches, the palaces and the streets that come together in its dense urban fabric, a parallel city unfolds, never completely abandoned, which is made up of archaeological remains, streets and tunnels dug over the centuries into the soft tufa rock which makes up this restless terrain with its volcanic origins. Our journey to discover the foundations of Naples starts off from Via dei Tribunali, which retraces the path of the Decumanus Major, the main road axis of the standard Greco-Roman city. We will then come to the Forum, whose monumental ruins survive in the underground sections of the basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore. After a stop at the underground cemetery of the church dedicated to the souls in Purgatory, the scene of a macabre cult of the dead, we will come to the lively Piazza Bellini, where a portion of Greek wall is still visible. At the end of Via San Sebastiano stands the monastery of Santa Chiara, built in the fourteenth century on the site of Roman baths.

Naples: Guided Walking Tour to City Highlights with Food

10. Naples: Guided Walking Tour to City Highlights with Food

Start your tasting journey at Municipio Square, very close the Cruise Ship Harbour and discover the main highlights, the iconic monuments and wonderful hidden gems of the photogenic City of Naples. In a confortable guided walking tour you will enjoy the bustling and vibrant atmosphere of the city as you eat a selection of traditional food such as Pizza, typical Vegetables, some local fruit and Sfogliatelle or Babà pastry. You will visit places far from the massive tourism. Stroll through Piazza del Plebiscito, admire the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Opera House, the Castel and explore the lively neighborhood of Quartieri Spagnoli with its street art and big murales. As you snack a personally-curated tasting and traditional menu, you will stroll along Toledo and Spaccanapoli Street past the Ancient Market around Dante Square to reach the Unesco Greek and Roman City Centre with its Squares Churches, Cafeterias and Pastry shops. Learn about the various cultures that have left their lasting mark on Naples.

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What people are saying about Piazza Bellini

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4.8 / 5

based on 1,216 reviews

Emotional and memorable experience of our trip to Naples, almost 3 hours in which we really entered the soul of the city, through fragments of its history admirably told by our guide, Carlo Zarone, simply splendid in his polite, ironic, competent communication , rich in historical and cultural ideas, without ever bordering on the know-it-all. In front of the Veiled Christ, his examination of the work, not limited only to the artistic aspect, albeit predominant, but also to a sort of emotion that this marvel of human genius generates, deserves to be recorded and disseminated in schools, for the emotion that aroused in all of us. If we take home the memory of a city that embodies the word "emotion", it is also thanks to this tour and to Carlo, for the heart and expertise he has put into it.

I would do it again a thousand times! Absolutely recommended tour because visiting Naples Center with a local guide is very different than visiting it as a solo tourist. The guide shows buildings, historic and characteristic corners of the city that might escape the view of a non-local. Furthermore, our guide was particularly helpful and kind even in recommending the best bars and restaurants in the center. During the tour, really interesting facts, anecdotes and myths typical of Neapolitan history are also narrated. Finally, the Chapel of San Severo absolutely deserves to be visited, certainly for the Veiled Christ but also for all the other works present. It is advisable to book the tour several days in advance especially if you are visiting during a holiday period.

We were a small group of 5, which was ideal for walking around the centre. The Guide Davide was able to involve us with kindness and enthusiasm. His deep knowledge of the city, combined with a considerable preparation, has allowed us to get to know even lesser-known aspects of Naples. Beautiful afternoon! Thanks David! Elisabetta, Patrizia and Alessandro 8 December 2022 at 2pm

Our guide was perfect. His engaging and complete explanation was the real 'gem' of this tour. The veiled Christ, already in itself an unmissable stop on the trip to Naples, has been further enhanced by a unique and compelling description.

magnificent exerience, the tour of historic center of napoli and entrance to the san severo chapel the veiled christ